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bandage

[ban-dij] /ˈbæn dɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a strip of cloth or other material used to bind up a wound, sore, sprain, etc.
2.
anything used as a band or ligature.
verb (used with object), bandaged, bandaging.
3.
to bind or cover with a bandage:
to bandage the ankles of a football player to prevent sprains.
verb (used without object), bandaged, bandaging.
4.
to put a bandage on a wound, sprain, etc.:
Apply some iodine before you bandage.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Middle French; see band2, -age
Related forms
bandager, noun
rebandage, verb (used with object), rebandaged, rebandaging.
unbandage, verb (used with object), unbandaged, unbandaging.
well-bandaged, adjective
Synonyms
1. dressing, binding, compass.
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Examples from the web for bandage
  • Keep any wounds clean and cover with a clean bandage.
  • Put pressure directly on an outer wound with a sterile bandage, clean cloth, or even a piece of clothing.
  • After flushing or soaking, cover the burn with a dry, sterile bandage or clean dressing.
  • Apply antibacterial ointment and a clean bandage that will not stick to the wound.
  • As soon as you're out of the water, apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding, then apply a bandage.
  • Cover the vaccination site loosely with a gauze bandage, using medical tape to keep it in place.
  • Cover your vaccination site with a waterproof bandage while bathing.
  • If it is going really badly, put a bandage on the dog's paw.
  • Surgeons once grafted pigskin onto burn wounds as a temporary bandage.
  • But those who wear an arm sling or a head bandage get instant sympathy.
British Dictionary definitions for bandage

bandage

/ˈbændɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a piece of material used to dress a wound, bind a broken limb, etc
2.
a strip of any soft material used for binding, etc
verb
3.
to cover or bind with a bandage
Word Origin
C16: from French, from band strip, band²
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Word Origin and History for bandage
n.

1590s, from Middle French bandage (16c.), from Old French bander "to bind," from bande "a strip" (see band (n.1)).

v.

1774, from bandage (n.). Related: Bandaged; bandaging.

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bandage in Medicine

bandage band·age (bān'dĭj)
n.
A strip of material such as gauze used to protect, immobilize, compress, or support a wound or injured body part. v. band·aged, band·ag·ing, band·ag·es
To apply a bandage to.

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